October Wrap Up

  1. Out of My Mind
  2. Hannah-Beast
  3. The Sleep Tight Motel
  4. Rule
  5. Catwoman: Soulstealer
  6. Asking for It
  7. The Outsider
  8. Poison Ivy Cycle of Life and Death

DNF

  1. Emperess of a Thousand Skies

ETS had some well done up ideas but I didn’t feel it. It didn’t flow together for me. I couldn’t get into the story to even care about the main character. Have you read this book? If so, what are your thoughts?

Asking for It

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This book is on rape and was really hard to get through at times. The main character was a popular girl who did what she wanted and was pleased that she was pretty. Then one night at a party ruins everything and now what happened is all over Facebook with a page dedicated just to her. As the story progresses it gets harder and harder to get through. Her issues mentally and with her family grow as time goes on and by the end of the book you just want to help her in every way.

The only issue I had with this book at the beginning was that it almost jumped too much with the cities and countries for you to pin point where it specifically is at in the world. The character went from talking like an American teenager to someone in Ireland. It was almost like the author couldn’t stick to it there for a second and normally I don’t notice things like this. Other than that it was a fantastic book.

I really enjoyed it and I am glad I picked it up. Five out of five stars!

Out of My Mind

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I got this book last year from my uncle for Christmas. He met the author and got it signed just for me. After reading this book I am upset it took me this long to get around to read it. I absolutely loved it. It grabs you from the first page until the last.

The synopsis:

Melody is not like most people. She cannot walk or talk, but she has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She is smarter than most of the adults who try to diagnose her and smarter than her classmates in her integrated classroom – the very same classmates who dismiss her as mentally challenged because she cannot tell them otherwise. But Melody refuses to be defined by cerebral palsy. And she’s determined to let everyone know it – somehow.

This book was absolutely amazing and makes me want Melody’s mind! She is incredibly smart and fights through trials she is given. I think this is an amazing read and it is definitely something that should be handed to a kid to read! I give it a solid five out of five stars!

China Rich Girlfriend

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Oh, my word this book! I absolutely loved it! There were some moments when I was even going ‘OH SHE TOLD YOU!’ and going all out. This series so far has been one hell of a series. I have gotten into the drama of it all as it unfolds.

The characters have taken on a different light as the story unfolds. Kitty changes and gets her own parts to the book which we didn’t see before. Astrid, Nick, and Rachel are still there but we get to know Rachel’s family and see some backside to it all. Heck, we even get Charlie’s backside as well! This book was drawn together with so much drama and moments where you feel like you are watching a soap opera and can’t put it down or else you will miss the next piece of vital information!

Poor Rachel though. She gets the brunt end of the stick with some of the things that go on and she doesn’t even want what happens. I feel so bad for her. Of course, we can’t miss the best friend of Rachel! Oh, how I love this character! We didn’t see much of her in this story which is upsetting! She is one of my favorite side characters! I hope as I read book three she makes more of an appearance!

Five out of five stars!

The Way You Make Me Feel

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So when Twitter went ham over Bookish Wish I requested this book as one and was given it! It was one of my top picks for the year and I am so glad I chose it! I absolutely loved this book!

So this book is about a girl named Clara who has a dad who owns a food truck and a mom who is a fashionista on Instagram. She lives with her dad and sees her mother sometimes. After a full-on stunt at school, she either gets suspended or has to work on her dad’s truck all summer. Guess which one happens? This book is about what happens throughout that summer.

This book is funny and endearing and with each page, it hooked me even more. I laughed at the pink cowboy hats and the birthday’s cakes that didn’t say the right thing. It was worth every page turn. I recommend this book 100%.

Five out of five stars!!

Gunslinger Girl

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This book gets FIVE stars! When I first saw it on bookstagram I was skeptical but I decided to read the synopsis and decided to give it a try. It is a book that is set like a western while also trying to be set in the future. The main character comes from a rough house and sets off to find a future without that house. By the time the book is over she is far from that life and finding new things out about the world that she was sheltered from. She learns new things about her deceased mother and learns to use her talents for what is necessary.

The Darkest Minds

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It is three am EST and I am writing this blog post with tears in my eyes. I need a warning label put on books that are going to rip your heart open and stomp on it at the end. Thank whatever god I can think of that I started this series when the next book is already out because I could not do the waiting game on this!

So basically in this book the children start dying off suddenly and the ones that survive have supernatural abilities. I think there were five different groups? And the survivors go through some tough crap. Well, adventures happen and suddenly we have this HEARTBREAKING ENDING! Like I need to understand! I need the second book stat!

This book gets a five out of five all the way!

Color Project

I did this color project for The Astonishing Color of after but also for pride month. Everyone knows the colorful flag as what it is Pride. But other than showing support in the form of colorful emblems and emoji’s I haven’t seen any projects that use colors to express feelings and memories. They haven’t taken the step beyond.

With this project, I took it a step further and took an idea from a book and tried to make the flag a real possibility. Something I hope next year to see more people doing or even the next couple of months. You don’t need an actual month to support it. You can do it when no one is looking and when no one expects it. I find myself surrounded by straights and LGBTQ people since I am part of the LGBTQ family.

These three colors were chosen by me because they are my favorite colors out of all the ones I could have chosen. That and I wanted to see if I could pick things that aren’t on the Pride flag but is in our everyday lives. Something we can see and relate to in different ways and in different memories. This was my project to share with you and I hope you enjoyed it.

 

 

I would recommend following my Instagram for more colors and a giveaway coming soon!

The Nerdy Elite

Something Orange

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When I think of the color orange I think of my aunt’s wedding where I wore a bright orange dress that went with my tan and just radiated off of me. I think of happiness and summer. I think of fall and football. I think of so many things with this color. It really is hard to pin down the feeling I get with this color besides reminiscent.

I see it and think of all the wonderful times I have had with it so joy is part of this color in my life but I just mostly remember when I see it. Pinning down a feeling beyond that is hard.

What do you see when you see the color orange?